Privacy Policy

PROPERTY LITIGATION ASSOCIATION – PRIVACY POLICY

The Property Litigation Association (PLA) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 05364420), and with its registered address at One Fleet Place, London, England, EC4M 7WS.

In this privacy policy, we explain what personal information we collect about our members (and those who apply to be members), why we collect it, how we use it and your rights in relation to it.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this policy, please contact the PLA Administrator, whose details can be found here.

What personal information do we collect?
We collect personal information from you when you apply to be a member of the PLA, while you are a member with us (for example, when you fill out your profile or participate in any of our events) and when you contact us.

How do we use your personal information?
The main reason why we collect your personal information is to allow you to benefit from your membership of the PLA.  For example, we use your personal information to:

  • give you access to your account;
  • enable you to have a visible profile for networking;
  • register for our events; and
  • share recent news, publications and updates with you.

How will we share recent news, publications and updates with you?

One of the main benefits of being a member of the PLA is that we enable you to stay up-to-date with everything you need to know – and might like to know – about property litigation.

We share recent news, publications and updates with you directly (about property litigation, and about the PLA more generally), usually by e-mail.  You can choose to stop receiving e-mails from us at any time by using the unsubscribe facility in our e-mails (where available) or by contacting the PLA Administrator (whose details can be found here).

We also have an arrangement with Lexology, whereby we share members’ personal information (name and contact details) with Lexology, who then provide you with a regular feed of all the most recent news in the world of property litigation.  You can choose to stop receiving e-mails from Lexology by using the unsubscribe facility in their e-mails or by contacting them direct by email.

How will we share your personal information?

When you become a member, unless you have indicated to the contrary, the following personal information you have provided will be made public:  First and Last Name, name of Firm, Address, Phone Number, Email Address. If you do not wish this information to be made public please contact us.  You have the option to add more information to your online profile, if you wish. Your details may be shared with PLA sub-committees.

We also share certain personal information about you with Lexology, for the purposes set out above.

Finally, we will also share your personal information with our service providers, such as third parties that help us with our IT services, data storage and administrative services (including events).

Third party websites and applications

Our website contains links to other websites and applications which are operated by third parties.  Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the personal information that we collect and we cannot be responsible for personal information that third parties may collect, store and use through their website.

Your rights in relation to your personal information

You have the right to access, update, correct or delete personal information that we hold about you.  In certain circumstances, you also have the right to ask us to remove certain personal information about you or limit its use.

You can do this yourself by editing your profile.  You can also delete your profile (and cancel your membership with the PLA) at any time.

You have the right to lodge a complaint at any time about our treatment of your personal information with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

Security

We take appropriate measures to keep your personal information secure.  Although we take these measures, please note that no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be secure.

Storage of your personal information

We store your personal information securely for as long as you are a member of the PLA, and for up to three years afterwards.

This privacy policy was last updated in January 2018.